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Favorite among campers and four wheel drive vehicles.

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Hiking and Geocaching

Hiked and geocached along the Elliot Barker Trail in Carson National Forest. Just minutes away from Angel Fire this national forest offers absolutely breathtaking views. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne-Ricky
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Amarillo, Texas
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iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

11 mile loop hike with a gain of 3.8K feet. You definitely feel the gain to just over 12,000 ft. A beautiful trail with many creek crossings, some forest, some meadows, and some spectacular views. A fairly well-maintained trail - you need to watch your start time to avoid afternoon showers. We started on Manzanita Canyon trail, then Lobo Peak... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked and geocached along the Elliot Barker Trail in Carson National Forest. Just minutes away from Angel Fire this national forest offers absolutely breathtaking views. This trail also connects to Apache Pass, which is a great hike.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked this loop trail on 08/13/16. For us, the hike was challenging but very enjoyable! There are beautiful views of Taos & Taos Pueblo along the route & at the peak. When we reached the loop area, we chose to go to the left side. At the peak, there are some very funky stone chairs & a pile of large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We camped out at Fawn lakes. It was so nice there. There is a restroom close and they had a water spout too. The price is very reasonable. The camp host was nearby and we were able to purchase wood from them. The camphor was very nice and informative. It was a very nice place to stay.

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Honey Grove, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I can't say enough nice things about the trip along Hwy 64 in northern New Mexico. The ride through the Carson National Forest was the highlight of the day. Wonderful scenery. The smell of spruce in the air was grand.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a cold, windy November day when we motored from Santa Fe to Taos by way of the High Road, visiting El Santuario de Chimayo and Carson National Forest along the way. The drive through Carson National Forest was pleasurable, though not awe-inspiring in the way of the Colorado Rockies or Tetons. I regret that the weather and our... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lesser known but great car day trip goes out route 64 from Taos through Carson NF, then up 84 to Chama, up and over 17 through Colorado with white mountaintops and hills, then back in high desert on 285 and 64. About 16 or 18 miles into Carson there's a ridge hiking area with large parking lot recommended by the... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed this area in the Fall and this is nature at its best..... We made many stops along the way to photograph the breathtaking scenery. There are many opportunities for hiking and we saw some folks out horse back riding ( I was kinda jealous) - just one of our nations beautiful spots......

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a beautiful place, hiking, fishing and just loving the outdoors. The views around every curve are spectacular. Trails are marked and driving along the highways is easy with places to stop every so often. I have never been anywhere with such beauty.

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Oak Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful hike in what I believe is called the "Santa Barbara" area of the Carson National Forest. Once past the scenic campground, we hiked for over an hour each way on a good trail near a beautiful river, stopping at a very large boulder near a (fairly new) walking bridge to have a picnic lunch. Just beautiful!

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